I've been trying to join a new server to the farm. I've installed SharePoint 2013 onto the machine and configured it. I've ran all the updates. My first mistake was not allowing mixed authentication on SQL, so it couldn't communicate, but now that that's been changed to mix, I've run across another problem: Unable to connect to the remote server.


  • Pinged the servers on the farm I want to connect to. They are found.
  • Verifying all permissions. I am using farm admin to try this.
  • Ran the configuration wizard, and chose the option to join the farm. I have the password, but I can't join for the above error. This error comes on the page before I can enter the password.

One thing I'm not certain about it I've run all Windows Updates on this new server, and the older server may not have the newer updates. Would this be a problem?

  • If you plan to install on a 2012R2 there is no problem for windows update, done this about 2 days ago. All your servers are domain-joined ?
    – Nico
    Aug 4, 2014 at 14:43
  • Yes, they are joined to the domain! I don't believe it's 2012 R2, though, but rather just 2012 Servers. Would that also be an issue? Aug 4, 2014 at 14:45
  • I don't think so. I installed on 2012 servers too about 2 weeks ago, without any problem. Hum, what about firewall ? did you disable it on domain ?
    – Nico
    Aug 4, 2014 at 14:46
  • Did you try a simple reboot (after patchs/hotfixes) ? Other thing, farm admin got good rights on SQL ? (securityadmin/dbcreator on the sql instance)
    – Nico
    Aug 4, 2014 at 14:51
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    Let us continue this discussion in chat. Aug 4, 2014 at 14:58


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